Scone - Race 5 2:40pm AEDT
Phaistos showed good ability during his maiden racing campaign and he returns to the races in what is far from the strongest contest. He has shown tactical speed during his racing career to date and he should be able to hold a forward position from the inside barrier draw. The $8 currently available is well and truly over the odds.
Scone - Race 6 3:20pm AEDT
Sakura has recorded two wins on the trot in impressive fashion and she has improved each time that she has been seen at the races. The wide barrier draw means that she will likely get a long way back in the run, but she does have a nice turn-of-foot. I think that she has the talent to overcome the wide barrier draw and she appeals at $5.
Scone - Race 7 4.00pm AEDT
Fierce Impact was not beaten far by Pierata in the All Aged Stakes and the Scone Cup is a genuine drop in class. The fact that he has had a barrier trial between race starts is a positive and he maps to get a lovely run in transit with Jason Collett in the saddle. This is his chance to get another race win on the board.
Scone - Race 8 4:40pm AEDT
Lucciola Belle was not disgraced at Group 3 level in the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap and he chased home the talented Noble Boy in the Country Championships Final at Royal Randwick during The Championships. This is the weakest race that she has contested in some time and she is well-placed to return to winning form.